My guitar chain is
BC Rich Warlock NT with EMGs, tuned to B with 12-60s DDT DR strings or a Strat with 10-52s depending on how I feel like (sometimes when I especially full of blues juice I pull out my Silvertone SSL 3 Les Paul Knock Off and do a lot of tragic and sad bending) and it goes into:
Boss Chromatic Tuner - 3 -> Black Finger Compressor (to bring some order into the dynamic range, nice, warm and juicy) -> MXR M-108 Equalizer (cut a few frequencies boost a couple more for a tighter sound with a stronger low frequeny response)-> Maxon Vintage Overdrive 9 Pro (no roaring per se but slightly compressed, quite amplified, adjusted tonally towards the higher end of the spectrum, gritty and meaty, almost)-> Way Huge Electronics Swollen Pickle Fuzz (just a little bit of cozy wool but not too much otherwise it will all turn into garbage of stripes, unsatisfactory and resinous pungent stench)->HardWire RV-7 (a little melancholic ring to it somewhere slightly is passed on by our only White Wine drinker, without ice, mind you)-> ISP Noise Decimator to cut out the hiss from my precious vod9pro and some left over overlapping arousing dissatisfaction from Mr. Black Finger: "Here man, always so tidy you but you keep messing with my pre- and post- gain just to annoy Matilda with all my unresolved extra tube warmth." He is secretly in love with his cousin MXR M-108, Matildochka. According to her number she just hit 18. He feels as that it's time to switch positions a little in the chain, if you know what I mean
The highly toxic tube preamp infused, dynamically raped and twisted inside out our communal baby electric current who even the Mother Gothic Slut Asya aka BC Rich Worlock NT would never recognize. The Little Scarred Current now goes back together with all the static nomads and inspired via copper bridge in a vacuum to reach the hells of high wattage communal shock therapy (120 w amphead Bugera 6262 lead channel for Mayhem or clean for cookies) so that many demons start screaming and growling, sometimes crying so sadly but with so much energy in those sad looking big black boxes (2x12 160w Blackstar cabinets one after another, Jammy always likes to stay on top of Tommy underneath the holiest of holly), the amp's masochistic procedures..
And I bravely pull the strings and enjoy the process, enjoy the sounds, the cold hardheartedness of my system and my methods conjured the power of the flesh at my command. And the vibrations I created just for them become empty in space for the eternity dissolving within the resonance of resonances.
I kind of like a little open space in the back of those cabinets and retro sounding Celestion speakers. I thought it's still OK not using the most powerful sterile magnets for everything, maybe besides pickups made for 7 string baby bass guitars.
I usually play dreamy rock, Death/Black Metal with a lot of fast picking, Doom or Blues, sometimes Stonerish Rock'n'Roll. Quite a bit of Folk, too if I feel blue.
My overdrive with a fuzzy sprinkle gives enough punch into the amp so I never really wanted to hook up a proper metal distortion. Also, people, I have been fighting with the equalizer addiction. I really wanna get another one (MXR M-108) put it right before the noise gate especially to tweak high and low frequencies before they hit the valves. Worth the money or no?..
Complete overkill? Do they make analogue tube circuitry powered Equalizer? Please give me a couple, please.